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Whistler RCMP nab class 7 driver for impaired driving



A new driver had his license suspended last week after he was caught operating a vehicle while impaired, police said.

At approximately 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, Whistler RCMP responded to a report of a motor vehicle incident in the 800 block of Highway 99, just south of Function Junction.

Upon arrival, police discovered the vehicle, a black 2015 GMC pickup, with extensive damage after it had veered off the road and wedged between some trees. The driver, a 19-year-old Vancouver man, reported minor injuries, while the other four occupants were not injured.

The young driver was found to have consumed alcohol after failing a roadside breath test. As a Class 7 driver, no amount of alcohol or drugs is permitted in their system while operating a vehicle.

The driver was issued a 12-hour suspension.

In addition to this incident, Whistler and Pemberton police removed seven others from the road in the past week for impaired driving.